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THE UNIVERSITY OF HYDERABAD ACT, 1974

No.39 OF 1974
[3rd September, 1974]An Act to establish and incorporate a teaching University in the State of Andhra Pradesh and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

UOH ACT 1974

Short title & commencement

(1)  This Act may be called the University of Hyderabad Act, 1974.

Definitions

In this Act, and in all Statutes made hereunder, unless the context otherwise requires:

                (a)  “Academic Council” means the Academic Council of the University;
                (b)  “academic staff” means such categories of staff as are designated as academic staff by the Ordinances;
                (c)  “Board of Studies” means the Board of Studies of the University;
                (d)  “Chancellor”, “ViceChancellor” and “ProViceChancellor” mean, respectively, the Chancellor, ViceChancellor and ProViceChancellor of the University;
                (e)  “College” means a College maintained by the University;
                (f)  “Court” means the Court of the University;
                (g)  “Department” means a Department of Studies, and includes a Centre of  Studies;
                (h)  “employee” means any person appointed by the University, and includes teachers and other staff of the University;
                (i)  “Executive Council” means the Executive Council of the University;
                (j)  “Hall” means a unit of residence or of corporate life for the students of the University, College or Institution, provided maintained or recognised by the University;
                (k)  “Institution” means an academic institution, not being a College, maintained by the University;
                (l)  “Principal” means the Head of  a College or an Institution;
                (m)  “recognised institution” means an institution of higher learning recognised by the University;
                (n)  “recognised teachers” means persons working in any recognised institution or in any Institution associated with the University and recognised by the University for the purpose of imparting instruction or conducting research or both;
                (o)  “School” means a School of Studies of the University;
                (p)  “Statutes”, “Ordinances” and “Regulations”, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and designated as teachers by the Ordinances;
(q) “teachers of the University” means Professors, Readers, Lecturers and such other persons as may be appointed for imparting instruction or conducting research in the University or in any College or Institution maintained by the University and designated as teachers by the ordinances;
                (r )  “University” means the University of Hyderabad.

The University

(1)  There shall be established, in the State of Andhra Pradesh, a University by the name of  “University of Hyderabad”.
(2)  The headquarters of the University shall be at Hyderabad and it may establish campuses at such other places within its jurisdiction as it may deem fit.(3)  The first Chancellor and the first ViceChancellor and the first members of the Court, the Executive Council and the Academic Council and all persons who may hereafter become such officers or members, so long as they continue to hold such office or membership, are hereby constituted a body corporate by the name of “University of Hyderabad”.
(4)  The University shall have perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall sue and be sued by the said name.

Objects

The objects of the University shall be to disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such branches of learning as it may deem fit and by the example of its corporate life, and, in particular, to make special provisions for integrated courses in humanities and science in the educational programmes of the University and to take appropriate measures for promoting interdisciplinary studies and research in the University.

Powers of the University

The University shall have the following powers, namely:
(1)  to provide for instructions in such branches of learning as the University may, from time to time, determine and to make provision for research and for the advancement and dissemination of knowledge;
(2)  to grant, subject to such conditions as the University may determine, diplomas or certificates to, and confer degrees and other academic distinctions on the basis of examinations, evaluation or any other method of testing, on persons, and to withdraw any such diplomas, certificates, degrees or other academic distinctions for good and sufficient cause;
(3)  to organise and to undertake extramural studies and extension services;
(4)  to confer honorary degrees or other distinctions in the manner prescribed by the Statutes;
(5)  to provide instruction, including correspondence and such other courses, to such persons as are not members of the University, as it may determine;(6)  to institute Principalships, Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships, and other teaching or academic posts required by the University and to appoint persons to such Principalships, Professorships, Readerships, Lecturerships or other posts;
(7)  to recognise an Institution of higher learning for such purposes as the University may determine and to withdraw such recognition;
(8)  to recognise persons working in any recognised institution or in any Institution associated with the University for imparting instruction or supervising research or both, and to withdraw such recognition;
(9)  to appoint persons working in any other University or organisation as teachers of the University for a specified period;
(10)  to create administrative, ministerial and other posts and to make appointments thereto;
(11)  to cooperate or collaborate or associate with any other University or authority or Institution of higher learning in such manner and for such purposes as the University may determine;
(12)  to establish such campuses, special centres, specialised laboratories or other units for research and instruction as are, in the opinion of the University, necessary for the furtherance of its objects;
(13)  to institute and award fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
(14)  to establish and maintain Colleges, Institutions and Halls;
(15)  to make provision for research and advisory services; and for that purposes to enter into such arrangements with other Institutions or bodies as the University may deem necessary;
(16)  to declare a College, an Institution or a Department as an autonomous College or Institution or Department, as the case may be;
(17)  to determine standards for admission into the University, which may include examination, evaluation or any other method of testing;
(18)  to demand and receive payment of fees and other charges;
(19)  to supervise the residences of the students of the University and to make arrangements for promoting their health and general  welfare;
(20)  to make special arrangements in respect of women students as the University may consider desirable;
(21)  to regulate and enforce discipline among the employees and students of the University and take such disciplinary measures in this regard as may be deemed by the University to be necessary;
(22)  to make arrangements for promoting the health and general welfare of the employees;
(23)  to receive donations and to acquire, hold, manage and dispose of any property, movable or immovable, including trust and endowment properties for the purposes of the University;
(24)  to borrow, with the approval of the Central Government, on the security of the property of the University, money for the purposes of the University;(25)  to do all such other acts and things as may be necessary, incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the objects of the University.

Jurisdiction

(1) The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
(2)  No institution affiliated to or associated with or maintained by any other University in the State of Andhra Pradesh shall be recognised by the University of Hyderabad for any purpose except with the prior approval of the Government of the State of Andhra Pradesh and the concerned University.

University open to all classes, castes and creed

The University shall be open to persons of either sex and of whatever race, creed, or class, and it shall not be lawful for the University to adopt or impose on any person any test whatsoever of religious belief or profession in order to entitle him to be admitted therein, as a teacher or student, or to hold any office therein, or to graduate thereat or to enjoy or exercise any privilege thereof:
Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent the University from making special provisions for admission of students of the weaker sections of the people and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.

Visitor

(1)  The President of India shall be the Visitor of the University.
(2)  The Visitor shall have the right to cause an inspection to be made by such person or persons as he may direct, of the University, its buildings, laboratories and equipment, and of any College or Institution maintained by the University; and also of the examinations, teaching and other work conducted or done by the University and to cause an inquiry to be made in like manner in respect of any matter connected with the administration or finances of the University, Colleges or Institutions.
(3) The Visitor shall, in every case, give notice to the University of his intention to cause an inspection or inquiry to be made and on receipt of such notice, the University shall have the right to make such representations to the Visitor, as it may consider necessary.
(4)  After considering the representations, if any, made by the University, the Visitor may cause to be made such inspection or inquiry as is referred to in subsection (2).
(5)  Where any inspection or inquiry has been caused to be made by the Visitor, the University shall be entitled to appoint a representative who shall have the right to be present and to be heard at such inspection or inquiry.
(6)  The Visitor may, if the inspection or inquiry is made in respect of the University or any College or Institution maintained by it, address the ViceChancellor with reference to the result of such inspection or inquiry, and the ViceChancellor shall communicate to the Executive Council the views of the Visitor with such advice as the Visitor may be pleased to offer upon the action to be taken thereon.
(7)  The Executive Council shall communicate through the ViceChancellor to the Visitor such action, if any, as it proposes to take or has been taken upon the result of such inspection or inquiry.
(8)  Where the Executive Council does not, within a reasonable time, take action to the satisfaction of the Visitor, the Visitor may, after considering any explanation furnished or representation made by the Executive Council, issue such directions as he may think fit and the Executive Council shall comply with such directions.
(9)  Without prejudice to the foregoing provisions of this section, the Visitor may, by order in writing, annul any proceeding of the University which is not in conformity with this Act, the Statutes or Ordinances:

Provided that before making any such order, he shall call upon the University to show cause why such an order should not be made, and, if any cause is shown within a reasonable time, he shall consider the same.

(10)  The Visitor shall have such other powers as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Chief Rector

The Governor of the State of Andhra Pradesh shall be the Chief Rector of the University.

Officers of the University

The following shall be the officers of the University:

                (1)  The Chancellor;
                (2)  The ViceChancellor;
                (3)  The ProViceChancellor or, if more than one are appointed, the ProViceChancellors;
                (4)  The Deans of Schools;
                (5)  The Registrar;
                (6)  The Finance Officer; and
                (7)  Such other officers as may be declared by the Statutes to be officers of the University.

 

The Chancellor

(1)  The Chancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2)  The Chancellor shall, by virtue of his office, be the Head of the University.
(3)  The Chancellor shall, if present, preside at the convocations of the University held for conferring degrees.

the Vice-Chancellor

(1)  The ViceChancellor shall be appointed by the Visitor in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2)  The ViceChancellor shall be the principal executive and academic officer of the University, and shall exercise general supervision and control over the affairs of the University and give effect to the decisions of all the authorities of the University.
(3)  The ViceChancellor may, if he is of opinion that immediate action is necessary on any matter, exercise any power conferred on any authority of the University by or under this Act and shall report to such authority the action taken by him on such matter:

Provided that if the authority concerned is of opinion that such action ought not to have been taken, it may refer the matter to the Visitor whose decision thereon shall be final:

Provided further that any person in the service of the University who is aggrieved by the action taken by the ViceChancellor under this subsection shall have the right to appeal against such action to the Executive Council within three months from the date on which decision on such action is communicated to him and thereupon the Executive Council may confirm, modify or reverse the action taken by the ViceChancellor.

(4)  The ViceChancellor shall exercise such other powers and perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Statutes or Ordinances.

The Pro-vice-Chancellors

Every ProViceChancellor shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Deans of Schools

Every Dean of a School shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

The Registrar

(1)  The Registrar shall be appointed in such manner as may be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2)  The Registrar shall have the power to enter into agreements, sign documents and authenticate records on behalf of the University and shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

The Finance Officer

The Finance Officer shall be appointed in such manner and shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

Other Officers

The manner of appointment and powers and duties of other officers of the University shall be prescribed by the Statutes.

Authorities of the University

The following shall be the authorities of the University:

                (1)  The Court;
                (2)  The Executive Council;
                (3)  The Academic Council;
                (4)  The Boards of Schools; and
                (5)  Such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be authorities of the University.

The Court

(1)  The constitution of the Court and the term of office of its members shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
(2)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Court shall have the following powers and functions, namely:

                (a)  to review, from time to time, the broad policies and programmes of the University and to suggest measures for the improvement and development of the University;
                (b)  to consider and pass resolutions on the annual report and the annual accounts of the University and the audit report on such accounts;
               (c)   to advise the Visitor in respect of any matter which may be referred to it for advice; and
                (d)  to perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Statutes.

The Executive Council

(1)  The Executive Council shall be the principal executive body of the University.
(2)  The constitution of the Executive Council, the term of office of its members and its powers and functions shall be prescribed by the Statutes.

The Academic Council

(1)  The Academic Council  shall be the principal academic body of the University and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes and Ordinances, coordinate and exercise general supervision over the academic policies of the University.
(2)  The constitution of the Academic Council, the term of  office of  its members and its powers and functions shall be prescribed by the Statutes.

Other authorities of the University

The constitution, powers and functions of the Boards of Schools and of such other authorities as may be declared by the Statutes to be authorities of the University, shall be prescribed by the Statutes.

 

Planning Board

(1)  There shall be constituted a Planning Board of the University which shall advise generally on the planning and development of the University and keep under review the standard of education and research in the University.
(2)  The constitution of the Planning Board and the manner of appointment of its members shall be prescribed by the Statutes.
(3)  The Visitor may determine a date with effect from which the Planning Board shall stand dissolved.

Statutes

Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Statutes may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:

(a)  the constitution, powers and functions of the authorities and other bodies of the University, as may be constituted from time to time;
(b)  the election and continuance in office of the members of the said authorities and bodies, the filling of vacancies of members, and all other matters relative to those authorities and other bodies for which it may be necessary or desirable to provide;
(c)  the appointment, powers and duties of the officers of the University and their emoluments and other terms and conditions of service;
(d)  the appointment of teachers of the University and other academic staff and their emoluments and other terms and conditions of service;
(e)  the appointment of teachers and other academic staff working in any other University or organisation for a specified period for undertaking a joint project;
(f)  the conditions of service of employees including provision for pension, insurance and provident fund, the manner of termination of service and disciplinary action;
(g)  the principles governing seniority of service of employees;
(h)  the procedure for arbitration in cases of dispute between employees or students and the University;
(i)  the procedure for appeal to the Executive Council by any employee or student against the action of any officer or authority of the University;
(j)  the establishment and recognition of Students’ Union or associations of teachers, academic staff or other employees;
(k)  the participation of students in the affairs of the University;
(l)  the conferment of honorary degrees;
(m)  the withdrawal of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions;
(n)  the institution of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
(o)  the maintenance of discipline among the students;
(p)  the establishment and abolition of Schools, Departments, Halls, Colleges and Institutions;
(q)  the extent of autonomy which a College, Institution or Department may have and the matters in relation to which such autonomy may be exercised;
(r)  the delegation of powers vested in the authorities or officers of the University; and
(s)  all other matters which by this Act are to be, or may be, provided by the Statutes.

Statutes how made

(1)  The first Statutes are those set out in the Schedule.
(2)  The Executive Council may, from time to time, make new or additional Statutes or may amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in subsection (1):

Provided that the Executive Council shall not make, amend or repeal any Statute affecting the status, powers or constitution of any authority of the University until such authority has been given an opportunity of expressing an opinion in writing on the proposed changes, and any opinion so expressed shall be considered by the Executive Council.

(3)  Every new Statute or addition to the Statutes or any amendment or repeal of a Statute shall require the approval of the Visitor who may assent thereto or withhold assent or remit the same to the Executive Council for consideration.
(4)  A new Statute or a Statute amending or repealing an existing Statute shall have no validity unless it has been assented to by the Visitor.
(5)  Notwithstanding anything contained in the foregoing subsections, the Visitor may make new or additional Statutes or amend or repeal the Statutes referred to in subsection (1) during the period of three years immediately after the commencement of this Act:

Provided that the Visitor may, on the expiry of the said period of three years make, within one year from the date of such expiry, such detailed Statutes as he may consider necessary and such detailed Statutes shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

Ordinances

(1)  Subject to the provisions of this Act and the Statutes, the Ordinances may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely: 

                (a) the admission of students to the University and their enrolment as such;
                (b)  the courses of study to be laid down for all degrees, diplomas and certificates of the University.
                (c)  the award of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other academic distinctions, the qualifications for the same and the means to be taken relating to the granting and obtaining of the same;
                (d)  the fees to be charged for courses of study in the University and for admission to the examinations, degrees and diplomas of the University;
                (e)  the conditions of award of fellowships, scholarships, studentships, medals and prizes;
                (f)  the conduct of examinations, including the term of office and of appointment and the duties of  examining bodies, examiners and moderators;
                (g)  the conditions of residence of the students of the University;
                (h)  the special arrangements, if any, which may be made for, the residence, discipline and teaching of women students and the prescribing of special courses of studies for them;
                (i)  the appointment and emoluments of employees other than those for whom provision has been made in the Statutes;
                (j)  the establishment of Centres of  Studies, Boards of Studies, Special Centres, Specialised Laboratories and other Committees;
               (k)  the terms and conditions of the recognition of Institutions of higher learning and its withdrawal;
               (l)  the terms and conditions on which persons working in any recognised institution or in any Institution associated with the University may be recognised as teachers and for withdrawing such recognition;
               (m)  the manner of cooperation or collaboration or association with other Universities, authoritiesor Institutions of higher learning;
              (n)  the creation, composition and functions of any other body which is considered necessary for improving the academic life of the University;
              (o) such other terms and conditions of service of teachers and other academic staff as are not prescribed by the Statutes;
              (p)  the management of Colleges and Institutions established by the University; and
              (q)  all other matters which by this Act or the Statutes may be provided for by the Ordinances.

(2)  The first Ordinances shall be made by the ViceChancellor with the previous approval of the Central Government and the Ordinances so made may be amended, repealed or added to at any time by the Executive Council in the manner prescribed by the Statutes.

Regulations

The authorities of the University may make Regulations consistent with this Act, the Statutes and the Ordinances for the conduct of their own business and that of the Committees appointed by them and not provided for by this Act, the Statutes or the Ordinances in the manner prescribed by the Statutes.

Annual report

(1)  The annual report of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council and shall be submitted to the Court on or after such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes and the Court shall consider the report in its annual meeting.
(2)  The Court shall submit the annual report to the Visitor along with its comments, if any.

Annual report

(1)  The annual report of the University shall be prepared under the direction of the Executive Council and shall be submitted to the Court on or after such date as may be prescribed by the Statutes and the Court shall consider the report in its annual meeting.
(2)  The Court shall submit the annual report to the Visitor along with its comments, if any.

Annual accounts

(1)  The annual accounts and balancesheet of the University shall be prepared under the directions of the Executive Council and shall once at least every year and at intervals of not more than fifteen months be audited by the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral of India.
(2)  The annual accounts when audited shall be published in the Gazette of India and a copy of the accounts together with the report of the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral shall be submitted to the Court and the Visitor along with the observations of the Executive Council.
(3)  Any observations made by the Visitor on the annual accounts shall be brought to the notice of the Court and the observations of the Court, if any, shall, after being considered by the Executive Council, be submitted to the Visitor.
(4)  A copy of the accounts together with the report of the Comptroller and AuditorGeneral of India, as submitted to the Visitor, shall also be submitted to the Central Government who shall, as soon as may be, cause the same to be laid before both Houses of Parliament.

Conditions of service of employees

(1)  Every employee shall be appointed under a written contract which shall be lodged with the University and a copy of which shall be furnished to the employee concerned.
(2)  Any dispute arising out of a contract between the University and any employee shall, at the request of the employee, be referred to a Tribunal of Arbitration consisting of one member appointed by the Executive Council, one member nominated by the employee concerned and an umpire appointed by the Visitor.The decision of the Tribunal shall be final, and no suit shall lie in any civil court in respect of the matters decided by the Tribunal.Every such request shall be deemed to be a submission to arbitration, upon the terms of this section, within the meaning of the Arbitration Act, 1940(2 of 1940).

 

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